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WebAssembly threads enable an application to make use of parallel threads running while sharing the same memory address space. This enables libraries and applications that rely on pthreads to be ported to run in the browser. This feature is being run under an origin-trial to solicit feedback from the developer community.
WebAssembly lets us extend the browser with new features. This article shows how to port the AV1 video decoder and play AV1 video in any modern browser.
Firefox 48 joins Chrome in shipping a native implementation of the Web Animations API.
Better specification compliance and new features coming in Chrome 50.
CSS Grid Layout is a new CSS3 module that provides new layout primitives that are ideal for web applications.
An implementation of Web Animations 1.0 has landed in Blink powering CSS Animations and Transitions.